The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released over 100 personal contacts of persons who promised to change results of candidates who failed their examination.
Social media has been awash with rumours that WAEC’s system had been hacked.
However the Head of WAEC’s office in Ghana, Rev. Sam Nii Ollenu denied the reports, adding that some fraudsters have been arrested and handed over to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).
“Usually when the results are getting closer to the time of release, you’ll find some of these things. Over and over again, we’ve been sending messages to our candidate [those who take part in exams] that they should be wary of such fraudsters. They do that and then they dupe unsuspecting candidates and it looks as if many of the candidates have become vulnerable. So what they’re saying that our system has been hacked is not true because our systems are well secured.”
He added:“We’ve also seen that when the candidates pay the money to the fraudsters they’ll either shut down the numbers they’re using completely or they’ll download the candidates original result slip and doctor it using adope photoshop and then post it back to the candidates that these are their new results, then they go back and check and realize it’s fake.
“We’ve arrested a number of fraudsters and handed them over to the BNI, earlier on we were able to lift about 100 phone numbers that are being used to perpetrate these fraud and we’ve made a formal report to CID Headquarters for action to begin on that. We’ve taken action, people shouldn’t yield to these things, the way we operate is not through whatsapp and these mediums, we go straight to the presss and make a press statement and then you can take it up from there.” Rev. Sam Ollenu told Joy FM.
BREAKING NEWS: BoG takes over Unibank
The Bank of Ghana has announced it has taken over the management of private bank, Unibank.
The Governor of the central bank explained at a press conference, the takeover is due to challenges facing the bank. He mentioned weak supervisory standards and weak operations as the cause of the challenges.
Ernest Addison said the bank, adjudged the 6thbest performing company in Ghana at the Ghana Club 100 awards in 2017, provided inaccurate data during the central bank’s effort to resolve the problems last year.
He assured depositors their money is safe, stressing “we are not liquidating the bank, we are saving it.”
The take-over comes weeks after Unibank announced it was taking over adb.
The top management of Unibank are Dr. Kwabena Duffuor II who is Chief Executive Officer, Ekow Nyarko Dadzie-Dennis Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director Owusu-Ansah Awere, Executive Clifford Duke Mettle, Director of Risk Management Kwesi Nkrumah Pimpah.
Photo: CEO Kwabena Duffour II was awarded the most enterprising young executive award in 2017.
The bank’s company secretary is Sylvia Assimeng-Archer, Executive Head of Treasury and Global Trade John Collins Arthur, Executive Head of Corporate Banking Elsie Dansoa Kyereh and Executive Head of Innovations and Business Execution Florence Ohene.
This executive management are expected to give way to new control, KPMG appointed by the central bank.
The bank was founded in 1997 by Kwabena Duffour who later became Finance minister under the Mills administration.
But after 20 years of private management, Kwabena Duffour who is a former Governor of the Bank of Ghana loses control of unibank to his former employers.
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